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Fun Things To Do In Florida

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If you are looking for fun things to do in Florida, look no further than Florida Fringe Tourism. We display Florida tourist attractions and haunted places in Florida that are off the beaten path, full of dark secrets and haunted history. We show you haunted places in Florida that you can’t find on other Florida tourism and Florida vacation websites. Florida tourist attractions that are more than beaches and sunshine, and Florida tourism is more than what you see in those theme park brochures. Florida tourism is more about haunted places in Florida that provide fun things to do in Florida!

Visit Florida tourist attractions that are famous for their legends, haunted history, and paranormal lore. We offer coupons for shopping at metaphysical shops, discounts on admission to various Florida tourist attractions, and free to see fun things to do in Florida. We make Florida tourism like digging for buried pirate treasure, the deeper you dig, the more awesome Florida tourism you find!

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Offering a rich amount of haunted places in Florida to visit, we display such things as civil war battlefields, unexplained ruins from centuries ago, mysterious carvings in bedrock, and tons of reports of hauntings, ghosts, and witches!

FUN THINGS TO DO IN FLORIDA

We showcase strange and odd Florida tourist attractions like the world’s smallest post office and the world’s smallest police station. We display Florida’s beautiful state parks with natural beauty as well as mysterious geological phenomena. We guide you on tours of historical landmarks and ancient ruins, as well as unexplained man made carvings and native American relics that are centuries old. And if ghost hunting is your thing, we have plenty for you, too! Haunted cemeteries, famous burials, paranormal hot spots, ghosts and spirits that haunt houses, hotels, and Florida tourism locations.

Volcano In Florida

Florida tourism is known for paranormal and haunted locations around St. Augustine, but much of the state is shrouded in mysterious legends that few know about. We shed a light on these forgotten chunks of history, mysterious legends, and haunted lore!

Make your next Florida vacation more than the usual theme parks and beaches. Use Florida Fringe Tourism to find Florida tourism that will make a memorable trip through the most fun things to do in Florida.

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If you love ghost stories, historical mysteries, urban legends, oddities or off-beat tourist attractions, then you have found the perfect place to plan your Florida vacation! We showcase some of the best Florida tourist attractions that you won’t find on other tourism sites.

This is a collection of some of the most fun things to do in Florida, from eerie haunted cemeteries to famous (or infamous) legends. We take you on a tour of history’s forgotten secrets, from mysterious ruins to museums and nature walks. Love a good ghost tale? We have ghost towns, ghost lights, and ghost tours. Interested in history? We have centuries-old monuments and crumbling ruins. We offer you the most obscure and rare “fringe” sight seeing locations available.

Linger Lodge
in Bradenton
The Linger Lodge is one of the most unusual, weird, and quirky restaurants in all of Florida. Where else can you enjoy Gator Gumbo surrounded by dead animals?
Volcano In Florida
The Wakulla Volcano
in Wakulla County
For over 100 years, unexplained smoke billowed from the Wacissa Swamp until an earthquake seemingly closed off this possible volcano forever.
The Old Jail
in St. Augustine
Now a museum, the Old Jail tantalizes visitors with strange smells of roses, vomit, human waste, and sweat ... a ghost hunter's paradise!
The famous
The Dry Tortugas
in 70 miles west of Key West
Too far to reach by private boat, this beautiful National Park bears the nickname "Pirate Island of Tortuga" mentioned in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
Southernmost Point in U.S. near Key West, Florida
Southernmost Point in U.S.
in Key West
Closer to Cuba than Miami, this giant buoy marks the southernmost point in the continental United States. It's a pretty big deal in Key West.
Bloody Bucket Road
Bloody Bucket Road
in Wauchula
A dirt path over 100 years old, Griffin Road has a creepy nickname which locals believe came from the bloody deaths of murdered babies.
The Florida Railroad Museum near Tampa, Florida
The Florida Railroad Museum
in Parrish
Are you up for a nostalgic ride through some of Florida's most beautiful swamps, forests, and fruit fields? Then this train is for you!
Koreshan State Historic Site
Koreshan State Historic Site
in Estero
This religious sect practiced celibacy, which it believed created immortality. When its leader died, followers continued to believe despite the irony.
The City Gates
in St. Augustine
Built in 1808 to help defend the city, these towering stone gates are rich with history ... and seem to be haunted by the spirits of two young women.
Carrabelle Bottle House
The Carrabelle Bottle House
in Carrabelle
They say that there's no place like home ... especially when it's a house constructed completely of glass bottles!

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The Florida Railroad Museum
in Parrish
Saturday and Sunday Only, excluding some special events
(check website for departure times)

To say the least, the Florida Railroad Museum was not what I expected. I assumed that this train ride would be, at best, eye-rollingly dull, fit only for children and train nuts … and at its worst, hokey. However, I was surprised to find it was none of these things! Quite the contrary, it was a quite enjoyable 90-minute excursion.

Located in the small country town of Parrish, off SR 301 halfway between Sarasota and Tampa, this collection of old railcars – some still operational, some permanently stopped – is a real treat.

The ride itself, while only 6 1/2 miles, tootles along at 15 miles an hour through Florida swamps, Spanish moss-festooned forests, and “you pick-em” fruit fields. We boarded through an air-conditioned restaurant car from the 50s, and sat in a reconditioned baggage car on secondhand school bus seats. The windows were removed to afford al fresco contact with the countryside. No yellowed windows here!

Don’t expect a guided tour with some guy on a bullhorn, though. You can get information about these trains only by asking the all-volunteer staff. And they will go on about railroad history if you continue standing next to them. It was from them that we learned that the curiously divided car ahead of us was a former “Jim Crow” car with separate partitions for blacks and whites, decommissioned after the Civil Rights Movement. (The segregated water fountains had been removed.) The fourth one was a converted phosphate hopper car that provides a bumpier ride than the others. The train traveled up to Willow, a ghost town that was formerly a prosperous sawmill town until the Great Depression. There are about a dozen train cars parked there, some being worked on.

Back in Parrish, the parked cars are more presentable and include a Tropicana refrigerator car and a Pullman sleeper whose compartments still have their bedsprings and cloth covers from 1948. Although a bit musty and in need of restoration, it is open to the public. Tickets (for non-special events) are $14 for adults and $10 for children. If you are in Tampa Bay, this museum is definitely worth a trip!

Also, you can consult the web site for special events such as a “Murder Mystery Dinner Train” and “Hobo Saturday.”

The Florida Railroad Museum near Tampa, Florida
An old segregated railroad car, see it at the Florida Railroad Museum.
Come ride the rails on this tour of Florida's beautiful scenery on an authentic railroad train.